• The Hammonton Gazette

John J. Grasso Sr.



John J. Grasso Sr., 74, died on January 23, 2021 at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees.

Born at West Jersey Hospital, John was a lifelong resident of Elm, N.J. John was a self-employed truck driver, and his Orange Mack was well known far and wide. He was also a charter member of the Elm Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Fireman of the Year 1970. John enjoyed his daily morning coffee rides with his close friend, Carmen Bartalone Jr. He will be missed by an enormous group of friends, many of whom he met at the casinos playing cards.


John is predeceased by his parents, John and Minnie Grasso (nee Delareto) and his sister, Mary Richards.


Surviving are his loving wife, Elizabeth C. (nee Faralli); daughters, Betty Beebe (Brian) of Elm, and Sharon Figueroa (Scott) of Hammonton; son, John J. Grasso Jr. (Janice) of Hammonton; sister, Anna Condo (Louis) of Elm; brother, Carmen of Elm; and sister, Rosalie Watson of Hammonton. John was the loving grandfather of 13 grandchildren, Brian, Brandon (McKenzie), Brooke, Brett, and Brock Beebe; Scott, Austin, Daniel, and Ryan Figueroa; and Johnny, Matt, Alex, and Logan Grasso.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend his outdoor/drive-by visitation at his home, 802 Wiltseys Mill Rd., Elm, N.J. from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on January 29, 2021. Immediately following the visitation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish-St. Joseph Church, 3rd & French Streets Hammonton, N.J. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery 500 N. White Horse Pike Hammonton, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory can be made to the Elm Fire Company: 569 White Horse Pike, Elm, NJ 08037.


Arrangements made by Marinella Funeral Home.